When you need to move to, from or around Vancouver Island, turn to the local professionals who have served the area since 1948. The Parker Relocation Group family of companies provides you with local and long distance moving from fully insured and bonded full-time movers. We are a proud founding member of United Van Lines Canada and also serve as an agent for Mayflower Canada. Our highly skilled and specialized operation is well versed in moves to the USA and international relocations. No matter where you are going or where you’re coming from, we can help! Parker Relocation Group offers complete or partial packing service, packing materials, heated storage and container services.
Parker Relocation Group is your source for the following:
Our impressive fleet of vehicles includes:
The details of planning a move can sometimes seem overwhelming. Our locally based professional team can help you make sure everything is taken care of before moving day. An experienced senior moving consultant will make a free, personal visit to your home at a convenient time for you. They will list all of the items that need to be moved and help you decide what level of moving and packing assistance you need. After discussing the specific needs of your move, your moving consultant will then prepare a free, detailed estimate specifically tailored to your individual moving needs. In-home estimates allow us to ensure seniors get the best possible value from our services. We can also help arrange for other moving related services including:
Discounts for Seniors
For local moving on Vancouver Island we offer 5% senior discounts on local moving rates and local packing rates. If you want to do your own packing we provide FREE used boxes on loan, and can arrange to deliver to your door. Parker Relocation Group will also provide FREE wardrobe service for hanging clothes on moving day. We will dismantle and pack all mattresses and box springs into brand new plastic bags and reassemble and setup all beds and furniture at your new home. Your home will be protected by laying down floor runners.
If you are moving Long Distance in Canada or to the USA, we will provide up to 65% off tariff rates for moving with United Van Lines Canada or Mayflower Van Lines.
We can ship your car anywhere in the world that you are shipping your household goods. There are different methods and requirements depending on the destination. Your Parker Relocation Group moving consultant will be pleased to assist you.
The majority of vehicles we ship are to destinations in North America and are usually door-to-door transportation via car carrier or enclosed rail car.
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Take the stress out of packing for your move by leaving it to Parker Relocation Group. Our specially-trained technicians are pleased to provide Nanaimo and Vancouver Island packing services. Our dedicated relocation consultant will help you determine the best plan for you, whether it’s complete or partial packing. Our team works carefully and quickly to ensure even your most delicate items arrive safely and that your job is done on time. If you wish to do the packing yourself, Parker Relocation Group can supply the boxes and materials from our local moving centre. If you prefer, we can have the delivered right to your door.
Packing Dishes, Glasses & Breakables
Dish barrels are the best! They are made of stronger and thicker cardboard to absorb travel shock and protect your dishes. They cost a little more than regular moving boxes but are worth it. Ensure you set up the boxes properly and tape the bottoms correctly. Use only strong, wide packing tape and not masking or duct tape. You can use newsprint for packing breakables, but each piece will require washing when you unpack. We suggest using white Kraft packing paper which can be purchased by bundle from our warehouse. Set up a stack of paper on a table and with your carton handy, you're ready to start packing.
Packing Pictures & Mirrors
Select a box that is bigger than the picture you need to pack. Tape one end of the box securely with packing tape. Place the picture in its frame flat on an oversized piece of bubble wrap or crushed paper. Wrap the picture as you would if you were wrapping it to give as a present. Secure the wrapping with packing tape. Slide the picture into the opening of the box. Seal the end securely with packing tape. Mark the outside of the box, on sides, “Fragile” and its location; living room, bedroom, kitchen, etc.
Packing Books & Heavier Items
The rule of thumb is that each box should not weigh more than 50 lbs. Even if you've hired movers, remember that you may have to move the boxes yourself, from one room to another as you are packing, so make sure you’re able to lift them yourself. Some boxes, such as book cartons, wardrobes or electronic boxes may naturally be heavier. Just try to keep the number of boxes over 50 pounds to a minimum.
Hanging wardrobe boxes come in various sizes with each having a metal bar and shaped just like a wardrobe. They are great for hanging closet items that you can't pack flat. Just remember that they are heavy and take up a lot of room. If you can pack clothes flat, this will save you some money. Sometimes these boxes can be used to move chandeliers or delicate wind chimes that are better to move hanging than flat. Parker Relocation Group provides FREE wardrobes on loan for your move.
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Local Moving & Storage
Parker Relocation Group provides used packing boxes on a loan basis at no charge for all local and storage moves. All cartons are $1.50 deposit each and 100% refunded upon return. Offer is subject to availability and pick-up by client.
Long Distance Moving
We can provide used packing boxes at no charge subject to availability. Full packing service is also available or we can just pack one box of china, breakables or other items per your request.
Overseas Moving & Moving to the USA
Customs officials may wish to inspect owner-packed cartons which may cause delays and extra expense. Discuss full pack options with your moving consultant.
Packing Materials Price List
New cartons purchased for your move can be returned for a 50% discount.